As I was sorting through my magazines, preparing for my future, I came across my first issue of The Gentlewoman, which I bought after reading about it on Miss Moss. It’s issue No. 6, Autumn and Winter 2012, with Angela Lansbury on the cover. The uncluttered simplicity of the cover is beautiful, and, as a font lover, I couldn’t help but cheer to see my fave font, Futura Medium, used on the pink cover, and throughout the mag for titles. There are lots of black and white photos on matte paper and a few glossy pages interspersed throughout. Flipping through the pages is a tactile pleasure. I get the feeling that the magazine is a well-crafterd labor of love — just plain luscious. The article on Angela Lansbury was fun, too. I’ve always thought of her as the Jessica Fletcher character she played in Murder, She Wrote, so I was surprised to see that she was quite a hottie back in the day. And now, at 86, she is truly gorgeous.
A couple of years ago I saw the Adele issue at The Green Apple, but I passed on it. That’s a missed opportunity that I regret. I won’t be missing any more issues.
Autumn/Winter 2012 Details
Number of Pages: 275
Ad Pages: 43
Price: $14.99 USD